Kien Bui

Vice President of Pre-Construction Services


B.S. Construction Engineering Management


Kien Bui began his career in the construction industry in 1987. He has served as Junior Estimator, Senior Estimator, Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. As Senior Project Manager his duties included negotiating and executing contracts with subcontractors, suppliers and vendors; overseeing all construction management, operations as well as subcontractor coordination, as-builts, RFIs, and submittal tracking.

Kien’s excellent reputation with trade contracts encourages their value engineering ideas and best cost proposals.  His vast experience with the pre-construction phase of hundreds of projects has been an instrumental element in developing and containing realistic budgets.

As a Senior Estimator, Kien’s duties include the creation and presentation of detailed estimates and schedules from a conceptual level of documentation to clients/owners; preparation and presentation of detailed GMP/Lump Sum estimates to owners; lead and organize team for hard bid projects; and review contracts, plans, and specifications to identify and present potential risk areas and key issues to management team. He also is a resource to owners and design team for feasibility cost studies, constructability, trade coordination issues, lead-time items, and value engineering alternates.

The outstanding qualities Kien brings to the Hearne Corporation team are his ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines.  He is a tenacious, quick-thinking problem solver with the ability to correlate diverse, incomplete or contradictory information to produce accurate estimates.


Passed Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Exam

First Aid/CPR Certified

Greatest Accomplishment

Raising his two kids.

Favorite Quote:

Emulate the characteristics that you like in others

3 Words which best describe Kien:

Honorable.  Fair.  Thorough